The MTA Is Preparing For A "Doomsday Scenario" That Includes Higher Fares, 40% Cut In Service | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The MTA Is Preparing For A "Doomsday Scenario" That Includes Higher Fares, 40% Cut In Service

The MTA says it is now preparing for a "doomsday scenario" that could include a 40% cut in service for both commuter trains and busses, resulting in longer wait times, lane closures, fare hikes and massive job cuts.

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority says this will be the new reality for New Yorkers if the government doesn't come up with $12 billion in aid that it needs to cover a budget shortfall that has emerged as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The MTA has an astonishing $45.4 billion in debt.

On Wednesday, MTA officials said that "a potential 40% cut to subway and bus service, a 50% reduction in commuter-rail service, higher fare increases and layoffs" could all soon be reality, according to Bloomberg. The MTA is now urging well connected New Yorkers, including executives and real estate developers, to put pressure on federal lawmakers to act.

Larry Schwartz, a board member who chairs the MTA's finance committee, said: “They need to get on the phone and call their friends in Washington and tell them to get off their butts and to meet and to take action and help the people of New York state and the ridership of the MTA.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There needs to be a forensic analysis of the shortfall; a reasonable explanation of how it happened; a firing of the people who allowed this to happen; and a fresh start for MTA, free of the idiots who allowed this to happen.

Let them find work in the private sector.

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